Oil and Gas Investor Magazine - August 2018

Cover Story

Permian Sand Demand

As operators in the Permian Basin push the envelope on lateral lengths and completion intensity, sand rises as both a star player and potential bottleneck.


3.2 Million Hangry Barrels

The Permian takeaway situation will get worse before it gets better and, possibly, reappear in 2020 or shortly thereafter, securities analysts expect. Talk to an investment advisor and stock up on Snickers.

E&P Deal Flow Dilemma

The change in investor sentiment has in turn altered how private-equity sponsors and portfolio companies exit.

Executive Q&A: Ascent In The Utica

CEO Jeff Fisher is turning a vision into reality for Ascent Resources in Ohio’s Utica Shale.

High-Yield Energy Holds Its Ground

High-yield energy has outperformed many of its fixed income peers as E&P capital discipline provides a clear path to generating free cash flow.

Making Barrels In Midland

New technology, reservoir knowledge and a willingness to take risks are keys for operators in the Midland Basin and Central Basin Platform.

Natural Gas Anyone, Anyone?

The dawn for Appalachia natural gas producers is looking a bit brighter thanks to many advantages, starting with geography and economics, says Stratas Advisors analyst.

Trade Offs: Permian Could Be Tariff Casualty

U.S. tariffs on steel are biting midstream companies working to open up Permian infrastructure for E&Ps, while China’s retaliatory tariffs may cut off a lucrative export market.

A&D Trends

Unhatched Chicken Counting

An A&D riddle: What isn’t for sale, cost $64 million, required 150,000 acres and in the past year has generated a 30% return?

At Closing

Let It Flow, Let It Flow

Love makes the world go ‘round but firm transportation makes production flow.

E&P Momentum

All Is Well In The Permian's Yeso

The sprawling Permian Basin is the oil and gas gift that keeps on giving—often in unanticipated ways.

From the Editor-in-Chief

A Super-Cycle Cometh

It’s the last one that could result in unintended consequences, however, according to Bernstein Research.

On the Money

A Price Upcycle We’ve Long Awaited?

It was about four years ago that crude prices turned down.